Name of Restaurant: CoCo’s Crepes and Coffee
Location: 218- A Gray Steet, Houston,TX 77002
Cuisine: Crepes and Coffee (d-uh!)
Time: 10:30 am
What we ordered:
1. Moroccan Sausage Crepe
2. Goat Cheese Panini
3. Nutella Crepe
4. Make-your-own Crepe (with nutella, strawberries and bananas)
5. Cafe Latte
$33.22 (meal for three)
1. Ambience: 9/10
2. Service: 9/10
3. Food: 9.5/10
1. Alright, I lied. They serve paninis as well. And bags of chips. And juices. And gelato. And teas. And smoothies. And cream sodas.
2. They have a really tiny seating area inside and that might get a little cramped. But they have a bunch of tables outside, wrought iron. Now that’s a complete #win. And if the weather is good, you’re all set for what they call a perfect meal.
3. The service is prompt. We got there pretty much at brunch time. Lots of people. We waited in queue to place our order about ten minutes, but our food arrived in about five. That was impressive.
4. The coffee was good. Regular good coffee.
5. G’s goat cheese panini was fabulous. Fresh bread. Loaded with sun-dried tomatoes (yay!!!!). The goat cheese, perfect.
6. He also ordered the nutella crepe with bananas and strawberries. He claims he liked it. I didn’t venture tasting. I’m not too high on the banana and strawberry combination. Add nutella to that, ummmm… I’m better off without tasting it.
7. Z ordered the nutella crepe. As indulgent as regular nutella crepes get.
8. My Moroccan Sausage Crepe was a delight! The crepe, in itself, had a nice sweet tinge to it. The stuffing was caramelized onions and sun dried tomatoes (more yay!!!!) and feta cheese. To tell you the truth, I’m quite a sucker for feta cheese. 😀 The crepe was covered with an orange pesto, the desciption on the menu said mushrooms. It tasted very cheddar-cheese though. And maybe they had some mushroom in there. The highlight, of course, was the Moroccan Sausage. It tasted great. Not very unlike other sausages as far as the meat goes, but yes, it was spiced with garlic and garam-masala-esque seasoning from what I could tell. That worked really well with the sweetness of the crepe. I quite loved it!
9. The boys had a good time making fun of my accent and how it switches from American to Indian, depending on who I’m talking to. That is where TLC came from. My new name. Travel and Living Channel. Because I’m all hoity toity at fancy places. Because I enjoy ordering the not-so-regular (to the Indian soul) dishes off the menu. Because I usually end up enjoying eating them even more. Sigh! I’m pretty high maintenance, like that.
10. CoCo’s has a wide variety of crepes to choose from. The combinations you can use for the make-your-own crepes are infinite, or well, will make you end up eating there until you’re sick of crepes. I’d say, a must visit.